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Emergency Department extended opening hours

13th Sep 2011

An A&E visit can be extremely distressing and time consuming. At Blackrock Clinic, we’ve designed our Emergency Department to try to remove some of the unnecessary stress involved.

We offer a number of valuable services which will ease a patient’s mind at such a time. Patients will be seen promptly, so no fear of drawn-out, uncomfortable waiting times of 12 hours or more. All patients receive consultant delivered care, which means that despite the pressure of an emergency situation, there is still senior expertise given to every patient to ensure they receive the best possible care.

There is an initial assessment fee at the Blackrock ED, and subsequent treatment or test costs are capped at €500. This means that a patient can only be charged €500 for the series of tests which arise from his/her admission to the Blackrock Clinic ED. Once again, this relieves the stress of a potentially unmanageable bill at the end of a visit.

Emergency Department

All patients with VHI Plan B or an equivalent Plan with another insurer will be fully covered in the event of a hospital admission, and the ED is open to all patients above the age of 14.

Blackrock Clinic is the leading major acute hospital to accommodate all inpatients in single rooms. Any patient within the ED who requires subsequent hospitalisation will be placed in one of these single inpatient rooms, reducing the risk of hospital acquired infections.

Our Emergency Department is now open seven days, Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 10am – 5pm.